Unit 10 Review Timeline

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GI Bill

1944

Gave returning soldiers free college educations to avoid a massive job market flood.

United Nations Established

1945

Similar to Wilson's League of Nations, a collective group of ambassadors settling disputes diplomatically

Yalta conference

1945

Determined the conditions of Germany's surrender and what would become of it. Also where the UN was formed.

Marshall Plan

1947

Plan to aid Germany by giving them funds to rebuild and reestablish government

Truman Doctrine

1947

Truman stated he would support Turkey and Greece in their battle against communism/Containment

Brown v. Board of Education

1954

Court hearing that reintegrated schools, allowing blacks to attend them

Montgomery Bus Boycott

1955

Inspired by Rosa Park's stand against bus segregation and led by MLK it led to the desegregation of buses

Warsaw Pact Signed

1955

Similar to NATO, 8 easter european countries aligned in a war pact of defense.

Bay of Pigs Invasion

1961

Invasion of Cuba by Kennedy to try and overthrow Castro as a dictator. Failed miserably.

Kennedy Assasination

1963

JFK assassinated, LBJ takes over command

Civil RIghts act passed

1964

Made any sort of segregation or discrimination against any races illegal.

Gulf of Tonkin

1964

Gulf of Tonkin resolution passed by congress, start of the Vietnam War

Great Society

1965

LBJ's social reform program including the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act

Race Riots

1965 - 1968

Race riots ravage the country

Tet Offensive

1968

Massive surprise attack launched on US forces during a holiday, Fought back after some effort

Astronauts Land on the Moon

1969

Due to JFK's new frontier program the US manages to win the space race by landing a man on the moon